Equality and Inclusion Officer
This is an exciting new role that will offer the right candidate the opportunity to help make sure equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the very heart of everything The Barnet Group does, to really shape and influence the Group’s EDI approach and improvement activities, and to help bring the organisation’s new EDI Strategy 2022-26 to life.
Reporting to the Head of HR, as well as taking part in projects and practical activities to help mainstream and embed the Group’s approach to EDI, you will be working with staff, key stakeholders, and partners to help ensure that The Barnet Group’s strategies, policies, processes, and corporate planning meet its statutory responsibilities in relation to the Equality Act 2010 as well as any other key legislation relevant to equalities, diversity, inclusion, and human rights, and public sector and regulatory requirements.
In this diverse and interesting role, you will work closely with Heads of Service from across the business to lead and/or advise on equality, diversity, and inclusion work in relation to staff, customers, and stakeholders, working closely in particular with the Head of Strategy and Compliance and the Head of Community Engagement.
You will be involved in contributing to the development and delivery of the organisation’s equality, diversity, and inclusion work, including a particular focus on:
- Leading on or supporting the development and delivery of The Barnet Group’s key equalities strategies, initiatives, and projects;
- Providing advice and guidance on the equalities agenda for The Barnet Group;
- Promoting good relationships and practices towards different minority groups; and
- Supporting the delivery of continuous improvement throughout the organisation and encouraging the use of best practice.
You will have experience of working in equality, diversity and inclusion and have good working knowledge of working with groups representing the ‘protected characteristics’ such as disability, LGBTQ+, and race / ethnicity. You will have a track record of maintaining positive working relationships with peers and senior colleagues, both internally and externally. If you have a professional and sensitive approach, with an ability to deliver positive outcomes and bring people with you, then please consider applying.